Story: Midlife adults

Parental discontent

In the 2000s many adult children live in the family home with their parents. Some leave and then later move back home, while others never leave at all. For some parents this is an enjoyable situation, but for others it can be a source of frustration, especially when the burden of housework, cooking and covering expenses falls mainly on them. In this excerpt from the 2004 television documentary Crowded house, Ana Forbes expresses discontent with her 31-year-old son Graeme Fatiolofa, with whom she shares a house.

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Top Shelf Productions
Reference: Crowded House. Producer, Alex Hogg; Director Kathleen Mantel. Auckland: Top Shelf Productions, 2004.

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Alison Gray, 'Midlife adults - Caring for family', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2021)

Story by Alison Gray, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018